Latest posts by KT53

Independence Day?

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 10:34

Whatever our opinions of the outcome, we are where we are now and need to look to the future.  Part of the volatility of the £ is down to currency speculators who thought last night that they could make a killing because they believed the Remain vote would win.  Hopefully they will have take a massive hit.

The £ has already recovered by 5 cents from the opening low and will quite possibly recover further during the day.  Let's give the markets time to digest what has happened, and for the initial knee jerk reactions to die down.

I believe a major factor in the Out camp winning was the ever more dire, and unbelievable, spoutings by Osborne about the effects of leaving the EU.  If he really believed the claims, why weren't they all laid out on day one of the campaign?  It ended up like the boy who cried wolf, in the end nobody believed ANYTHING he said even when he was telling the truth.

Mares Tail- what to do?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 22:38

I certainly wouldn't burn plants just because marestail is growing through them.  Marestail tends not to like competition so strong growth of other plants will help control it.  Keep pulling the marestail as it grows and that will also weaken it.

Weed n Feed

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 18:34

I have used the 4 in 1, which I presume is Weed and Feed plus 2 other things.  To the best of my knowledge I'm not any more gaga than I was before using it.  No children have appeared in the garden since application so it seems that it does stop them. 

Mares Tail- what to do?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 18:30

Kurtail has been suggested in the past as being effective.  It's pricey though.

Garden sprinkler with lawn feeder

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 15:27
Richard Oconnor says:

Thanks for the reply.

Yes that's the idea really except just built in to a more typical sprinkler with the idea of releasing x amount over x time.

That's a good point about the blockage problem, would it not be possible to use a more liquidised version to try and combat this?

See original post

 I presume liquid feeds would be available.  The mix rate shouldn't be a problem as some sort of adjustment mechanism could be incorporated.  Timing could be done either by built in countdown timer or using one of the watering timers already on the market which attach to the tap.

Garden sprinkler with lawn feeder

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 14:58

What you're talking about sounds like a variation on the Miracle Grow sprayer.  Instead of the spray head it would require a hose adaptor to enable it to be connected to a sprinkler.  My main concern would be that any fertiliser which hadn't been fully dissolved could quickly block the sprinkler holes.

Roundup Ultra

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 11:15

I came across this today when looking to top up my supply.  I haven't seen this version before. It's roughly twice the concentration of the one I used to have but only about 10-15% dearer.  Quite a saving.

Something eating hydrangea

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 11:10

Staff at the GC believe it's caterpillar damage.  I'm using combined contact and systemic insecticide which will hopefully see them off!

Something eating hydrangea

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 08:53

Leaf cutter bees I could live with.  It's the A. N. Other which is worrying me

Something eating hydrangea

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 08:31

They aren't all circular.  Many more leaves have been reduced to the ribs.  Even the circular hole I saw yesterday has now been 'converted' into destroyed leaf.

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